Chinese cuisine that is widely seen in Malaysia, Yong Tau Foo is a term used to describe tofu and vegetables stuffed with meat paste that is usually made out of fish, pork, or both. The dish is typically fried, then submerged into flavourful broth served together with Chee Cheong Fun or Konlo Mee. Although Yong Tau Foo stalls are almost everywhere, finding the ones that serve palatable dishes can be challenging. But fret not, we have got you covered with the 6 best Yong Tau Foo restaurants PJ has to serve. You won’t regret trying, so read on!
1. Yong Tau Foo Khong Kee
Unlike other regular hawker stalls where hygiene is not well taken care of, Khong Kee would make sure that their place is clean, even including the floor! The Yong Tau Foo they serve is delicious and fresh with a clear mild soup that doesn’t contain too much of seasonings. One thing unique about this place is their signature porridge, which is smooth and thick, topped with dried oyster, peanuts, dried cuttlefish strips and spring onions. Pair the porridge with Yong Tau Foo, and you would be more than satisfied.
Address: 22, Jalan 20/16a, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 7:30am – 3:45pm
2. Puchong Yong Tau Foo
This zinc-roofed restaurant is mostly crowded as they serve some of the most delectable Yong Tau Foo around. You get to choose what you want such as ladies fingers, eggplant, bitter gourd, bean curd skin, yao char kwai, fish’s gall bladder, and so on. These ingredients are stuffed with a generous filling of homemade fish paste and then fried till crisp. You can eat it as it is crispy, or dunk it into their clear soup. Yum!
Address: 105, Jalan Kampung Baru, Taman Sri Puchong Batu 14, 47100 Puchong, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Closed on Monday)
3. Gerai Seong Kee
Located in an old-school food court, this hawker stall sells traditional Hakka dishes that is sure to satisfy your taste bud. Their Yong Tau Foo is stuffed with meat paste that is made out of fish and pork and is freshly made only upon order. They serve both dry and soup Yong Tau Foo like brinjal, tofu puffs, bean curd skin, bitter gourds, chillies, fish balls and so on.
Address: Taman Selera, Pjs 4, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12pm – 8pm
4. Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo
Being one of the biggest Yong Tau Foo restaurants in Malaysia, Ipoh Road had a few branches under their belt. One of the branches operates in PJ, and is usually crowded during lunch and dinner time. Other than their famous Yong Tau Foo, they serve also fruit rojak, tauhu bakar and paper-wrapped chicken. We recommend having the Yong Tau Foo with tauhu bakar, strange but delicious combination!
Address: 3, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 9am – 10pm (Closed on Monday)
5. O & S Restaurant
This stall serves dozen different varieties of Yong Tau Foo ingredients, but the most sought-after ingredients are the soft white tofu and fried fu chuk which run out very fast. The Yong Tau Foo they serve is not only tasty and crunchy but unlike other shops, they are also not too oily. The ingredients are freshly made with a generous amount of fish paste stuffed, which means more meat for us! However, it is advisable to be there early as the restaurant tend to be crowded during lunch hours.
Address: 39, Jalan 20/14, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 7am – finishes
6. Restaurant Ipoh Sedap
As seen on its name, this place serves Ipoh Yong Tau Foo, which is also known as ‘yong liu’. They have ingredients in the soup like stuffed tofu, tofu puffs, chillies, bitter gourds, eggplants and all sorts of fried ones like wantans, bean curd rolls and sui kow. There are also different kind of meatballs that are made out of fish, beef, pork and pork tendon. One of their unique Ipoh delicacies is the ‘sar kot fu per’, which is made out of fish paste mixed with chopped sengkuang and flour, and then deep-fried. Be sure to head over for some authentic Ipoh Yong Tau Foo!
Address: 94, Jalan SS 2/60, SS 2, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm; Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 9pm
There you have it, 6 best Yong Tau Foo restaurants PJ has to fix your Yong Tau Foo cravings! If you want to enjoy your meal at the comfort of your own home, don’t forget you can always order from foodpanda and have it delivered to you!